Paraglider

British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

Incident reports for all wing types are displayed below in summary form.

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There are 2945 entries for all wing types

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
07.05.2017 Male

Age:
51

Rating:
Pilot
Uffington White Horse
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili4

Launch Type:
Foot
While thermalling pilot experienced harness buckle become undone. Pilot landed safely. Pilot reconnected buckle securely but was able to replicate the problem in flight.

Unhurt
07.05.2017 Male

Age:
42
Beddingham
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Element 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Student flared unevenly on landing from low hop and twisted ankle.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

06.05.2017 Male

Age:
34

Rating:
AP
Signal Hill
South Africa

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Rain, Snow
Paraglider

Wing:
Sol
Sonic Play 3D

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot suffered an asymmetric collapse at low level and crashed heavily.

Seriously Injured
01.05.2017 Male

Age:
56

Rating:
Pilot
Not applicable
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Chili 3

Launch Type:
During pre-flight inspection the pilot noticed that a brake line had been frayed by the metal swivel.

Unhurt
29.04.2017 Male

Age:
60
Mere Rifle Range
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
30-35 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Front Influence
Paraglider

Wing:
Gin Gliders
GTO2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider on landing in strong winds. Pilot was dragged causing a concussion.

Minor Injuries:
Head Injuries

29.04.2017 Male

Age:
48

Rating:
CP
Pilgrims farm
United Kingdom
Paraglider

Wing:
UP
Ascent

Launch Type:
Pilot collided with ridge shortly after take off.

Seriously Injured
29.04.2017 Male

Age:
32

Rating:
Pilot
Madeira Paragliding
Portugal

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 4

Launch Type:
Foot
While ridge soaring pilot noticed power lines directly in front. Pilot made tight turn away from the lines but struck them with his hand sustaining serious burns. Pilot was able to land safely using other hand.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

29.04.2017 Male

Age:
41

Rating:
Pilot
Beer head
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Nova
Mentor 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot entered spiral dive and misjudged remaining height before attemting to exit. Spiral dive had locked in and the pilot could not recover before colliding with cliff face at a shallow angle. The glider returned to normal flight and the pilot top landed.

Minor Injuries
28.04.2017 Male

Age:
57

Rating:
CP
Babadag 1700 m Take Off
Turkey

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Advance
Alpha 6

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot took off into a thermal and ascended rapidly and off to one side. Pilot flew out of the thermal and descended towards a rocky area. Pilot landed heavily.

Seriously Injured
27.04.2017 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
Pilot
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Rush 4

Launch Type:
Foot
Glider caught wing tip on tree branch swinging glider and pilot into the slope.

Seriously Injured
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Last updated: 13 August 2022

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